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UPDATE: Coast Guard, partner agencies suspends search for missing person in Lake Pontchartrain


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U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: 504-671-2020
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Coast Guard, partner agencies suspends search for missing person in Lake Pontchartrain

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 11:30 a.m. Sunday for a missing person near the Highway 11 drawbridge in Lake Pontchartrain.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a notification from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office stating they had recovered the missing person who was reportedly unresponsive. 

At approximately 7 p.m. Saturday, Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call stating a pleasure craft with five people aboard allided with the drawbridge and one of the occupants was ejected from the vessel. The other four people were taken to a University Medical Center New Orleans by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for further medical care.

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